March, 2012 Blog Posts

March 27, 2012
Deep in the Himalaya, the remote village of Phu – a tiny Nepali community  near the Nepal/Tibet border, is nestled in at ~14,000 feet in elevation amidst countless gargantuan 20,000+ foot peaks. Although very little grows at this elevation, for nearly 800 years the people of Phu have lived here in balance with their natural surroundings. Given the remoteness of Phu (it’s a...
March 19, 2012
“In life it doesn’t matter what you do, just that you get off your backside and do something.” - Alastair Humphreys Alastair, a renowned UK adventurer, didn’t grab my attention (and National Geographic’s for that matter) for the reasons you may think.  While incredible, it wasn’t because he spent four years biking around the world to raise money and...
March 6, 2012
“When I was a kid, I heard from my uncles and cousins that climbers, both men and women, would come across the borders into Pakistan to climb our mountains, explore new passes, valleys, and do research on glaciers, flora, fauna or culture.” Mirza Ali continues to explain to me that he hardly ever sees any travelers from his own country visiting his village and the magnificent...

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